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Tom Kratman (born September 4, 1956) is an American science fiction author. He is, along with Creator/JohnRingo, an author of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but most of his writing is in worlds of his own creation, particularly in military fiction ([[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not). The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.

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Tom Kratman (born September 4, 1956) is an American science fiction author. He is, along with Creator/JohnRingo, an author of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but most of his writing is in worlds of his own creation, particularly in military fiction ([[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not). The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s backlash due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.


* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a transgender ex-Marine tanker who posted a particularly hostile review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles. A character with similar traits, presented in a less than positive light, appeared in one of the later ''Carrera's Legions'' volumes, only to suffer a [[BuryYourGays gruesome fate]].

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* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their Their portrayal is invariably unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a transgender ex-Marine tanker who posted a particularly hostile review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles. A character with similar traits, presented in a less than positive light, traits appeared in one of the later ''Carrera's Legions'' volumes, only to suffer a [[BuryYourGays gruesome fate]].


* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a person who claimed to be a transgender ex-Marine tanker, and who posted a particularly hostile review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles. A character with similar traits, presented in a less than positive light, appeared in one of the later ''Carrera's Legions'' volumes, only to suffer a [[BuryYourGays gruesome fate]].

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* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a person who claimed to be a transgender ex-Marine tanker, and tanker who posted a particularly hostile review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles. A character with similar traits, presented in a less than positive light, appeared in one of the later ''Carrera's Legions'' volumes, only to suffer a [[BuryYourGays gruesome fate]].


Co-Author with Creator/JohnRingo in the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but most of his writing is in worlds of his own creation, particularly in military fiction ([[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not). The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.

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Co-Author Tom Kratman (born September 4, 1956) is an American science fiction author. He is, along with Creator/JohnRingo in Creator/JohnRingo, an author of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but most of his writing is in worlds of his own creation, particularly in military fiction ([[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not). The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.


Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire, part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama InSpace happening in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.

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Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire, part of his service was in Panama, and he apparently liked it there, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with books. Panama InSpace happening happens in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.


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* FlameWar: Mr Kratman has a history of showing up on discussion boards where his works are being discussed to talk to his readers directly. Given his politics compared to many internet participants and his having little patience with people who attack strawman versions of his arguments, this can become quite heated.

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* FlameWar: Mr Mr. Kratman has a history of showing up on discussion boards where his works are being discussed to talk to his readers directly. Given his politics compared to many internet participants and his having little patience with people who attack strawman versions of his arguments, this can become quite heated.



* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a former US Marine Corps tank driver who posted a particularly unflattering and falacious review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles, who he killed three times in the same book.

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* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a former US Marine Corps tank driver person who claimed to be a transgender ex-Marine tanker, and who posted a particularly unflattering and falacious hostile review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles, who he killed three times Website/SpaceBattles. A character with similar traits, presented in a less than positive light, appeared in one of the same book.later ''Carrera's Legions'' volumes, only to suffer a [[BuryYourGays gruesome fate]].


Co-Author with Creator/JohnRingo in the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but he also has done some writing of his own, particularly in military fiction, [[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not. The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.

Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire. [[SoldiersAtTheRear Very little of that time seems to have involved frontline combat duty,]] not that he will appreciate it if anyone brings it up. Part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama InSpace happening in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.

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Co-Author with Creator/JohnRingo in the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, but he also has done some most of his writing is in worlds of his own, own creation, particularly in military fiction, [[MilitaryScienceFiction fiction ([[MilitaryScienceFiction science fictional]] and not.not). The nature of his writing tends to result in {{Internet Backdraft}}s due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.

Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire. [[SoldiersAtTheRear Very little of that time seems to have involved frontline combat duty,]] not that he will appreciate it if anyone brings it up. Part retire, part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama InSpace happening in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.



* FlameWar: Mr Kratman has a history of showing up on discussion boards where his works are being discussed to talk to his readers directly. Unfortunately, he doesn't take criticism very well.
* HollywoodTactics: See that page for more detail. And yes, as a serving officer in the US Army he really should know better.

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* FlameWar: Mr Kratman has a history of showing up on discussion boards where his works are being discussed to talk to his readers directly. Unfortunately, he doesn't take criticism very well.
* HollywoodTactics: See that page for more detail. And yes, as a serving officer in the US Army he really should know better.
Given his politics compared to many internet participants and his having little patience with people who attack strawman versions of his arguments, this can become quite heated.



* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a former US Marine Corps tank driver who posted a particularly unflattering review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles, who he killed three times in the same book.

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* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with a former US Marine Corps tank driver who posted a particularly unflattering and falacious review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles, who he killed three times in the same book.


Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire, part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama InSpace happening in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.

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Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire, part retire. [[SoldiersAtTheRear Very little of that time seems to have involved frontline combat duty,]] not that he will appreciate it if anyone brings it up. Part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama InSpace happening in the ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' series, while the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novel ''Yellow Eyes'' (and the very beginning of ''The Tuloriad'') have Panama during and after an AlienInvasion.



* FlameWar: Mr Kratman has a history of showing up on discussion boards where his works are being discussed to talk to his readers directly. Unfortunately, he doesn't take criticism very well.
* HollywoodTactics: See that page for more detail. And yes, as a serving officer in the US Army he really should know better.



* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with an ex-military commenter from Space Battles/Sufficient Velocity, which he killed three times in the same book.

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* TakeThatCritics: Minor characters somewhat resembling certain critics and reviewers who have mocked Kratman's works--By purest [[BlatantLies coincidence]], no doubt--sometimes appear in the later books. Invariably, their portrayal is unflattering, and they not infrequently come to a bad end. This is taken UpToEleven with an ex-military commenter from Space Battles/Sufficient Velocity, which a former US Marine Corps tank driver who posted a particularly unflattering review of ''A Desert Called Peace'' on Website/SpaceBattles, who he killed three times in the same book.

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